It’s 4:15 on a Tuesday afternoon and so far today I’ve burned 934 calories (thank you, morning jog). My current heart rate is 72 beats per minute, and I’ve stood up for at least five minutes of every hour since getting out of bed this morning. Not that I’m keeping track. My watch is. Everything I told you, I know because I cannot stop checking my watch. Less than a month into the release of the vaunted Apple Watch, Apple has seen a handful of bugs—some of which slowed the device’s rollout—but mostly sales. The company has yet to release official figures, but pre-orders of the Apple Watch were reported at more than 2.3 million. That compares more than favorably with almost 1.4 million iPhones sold in all of fiscal 2007, the year the phone was released. Despite relatively broad appeal—an April survey found that 1 in 4 people said they were interested in the Apple Watch—Apple’s latest is still a tough sell for many consumers, myself included. It’s not mind-blowingly expensive (the cheapest option sells for about $350) but it’s also not cheap, especially for someone who hasn’t worn a watch since ever and is literally running out of… Read full this story
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